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Photo: San Gimignano Towers Dusk Siena Tuscany Italy

Dusk settles on San Gimignano while subtle lighting reflects on the towers which dominate the skyline of this small town in the province of Siena, in the Tuscany region of Italy.

San Gimignano is a town that is steeped in history, and is mostly visited by tourists today for its quaintness and medieval architecture.

The towers that you can see in the photograph are well known in architectural circles, mainly because they are still standing. Today San Gimignano is known as 'San Gimignano dalle belle torri' - San Gimignano with the beautiful towers.

Unlike the bigger nearby towns of Florence and Bologna, who lost most of their towers during wars, natural disasters or urbanisation, San Gimignano still has 14 towers standing. In the 13th century, when the town was flourishing, 72 towers stood, but an impressive number of those still remain.

Visitors to the city describe touring the town like stepping back in time. The entire appearance of the town has a medieval feel to it, due to not only the architecture but also to the layout, which uses the ancient plan of building around public squares. ... continue below the picture...


San Gimignano Towers Dusk Siena Tuscany Italy

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San Gimignano Towers Dusk Siena Tuscany Italy
Photo of the towers of San Gimignano at dusk

in the province of Siena Tuscany Italy.

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Today San Gimignano is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Skyline of the Town of San Gimignano at dusk, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Province of Siena, Region of Tuscany, Italy, Europe.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 13/1 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 200mm.

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San Gimignano Towers Dusk Siena Tuscany Italy
Dusk settles on San Gimignano while subtle lighting reflects on the towers which dominate the skyline of this small town in the province of Siena, in the Tuscany region of Italy.
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Rolf Hicker
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eur_22v_9219 - San Gimignano Towers Dusk Siena Tuscany Italy

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